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Conflict Of
A Weekly Column By Walter B. Hoye II
In the abortion debate, is there a "Conflict of Interest"
within the Black community and among her leaders?

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Absolute Truth
Absolute truth is defined as inflexible reality: fixed, invariable, unalterable
facts. For example, it is a fixed, invariable, unalterable fact that there are
absolutely no square circles and there are absolutely no round squares.
While absolute truth is a logical necessity, atheistic humanists argue against
the existence of absolute truth. Humanistic exclusion of God necessitates
moral relativism. For example, Humanist John Dewey (1859-1952), co-author
and signer of the Humanist Manifesto 1 (1933), declared, "There is no God
and there is no soul. Hence, there are no needs for the props of traditional
religion. With dogma and creed excluded, then immutable truth is also dead
and buried. There is no room for fixed, natural law or moral absolutes." (John
Dewey, "soul-searching," Teacher Magazine, September 1933, Page 33.)

Absolute Abortion
According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), abortion is a common
experience. At current rates, about one in three American women will have
had an abortion by the time she reaches age 45. Statistically, a broad cross
section of women have abortions. 57% of women having abortions are in
their 20s; 60% have one or more children; 86% are unmarried; 57% are
economically disadvantaged; 88% live in a metropolitan area; 78% report a
religious affiliation; 41% of women obtaining abortions are white non-
Hispanic; 32% are black non-Hispanic; 20% are Hispanic and 7% are of
other racial backgrounds; 17.3% of all abortions in the United States are
performed in California.

Absolute Transparency
In mathematics a statement is transparent when all that matters is what the
statement asserts. Thus "the only thing that matters about a statement is
its value" ("Referential Transparency", M. Caldwell and E. Scattergut:
Principia Skifflea; Volume 3, Cambridge, England 1936). The famous
economist, Ludwig von Mises, put it this way; "the only thing that matters
about a statement is whether or not it's true." According to AGI, it is true,
transparent and of great value that abortion is a common experience.
What appears to be absolutely true, transparent and of value to me, from my
experience in the abortion battle, is that we must do more for women and
children. In my opinion, the Body of Christ has failed to live up to the biblical
mandate (James 1:27; Job 31:17,18; Isaiah 1:17,23) of caring for women
and children while remaining uncorrupted by the world around her (2nd
Peter 3:14).

Brothers, we really need to talk.

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